Balisage 2016 Call for Late-breaking News
As usual, when the peer reviewed portion of the Balisage program is scheduled we will reserve a few slots saved for late-breaking news presentations.
Unlike past practice, we are requiring content for the preliminary conference proceedings for late-breaking presentations. If your late-breaking news presentation is accepted for Balisage 2016 you must supply a paper, a short paper summarizing your points, or at minimum your presentation slides on or before July 15, 2016. This new requirement is to accommodate the many articulate Balisage attendees who have told us how much value they get from the proceedings when the paper is there.
If you would like to present at Balisage 2016 we strongly suggest that you submit a paper for peer review instead of waiting for possible late-breaking slots. There are several reasons we encourage prospecitve speakers to go through the full peer review process:
- There is far more competition for the late-breaking slots that for the regular slots, so your chances of being accepted as a regular peer reviewed paper are greater
- Many Balisage speakers have found the comments and suggestions of the peer reviewers helped them significantly improve their papers
- Peer reviewed papers are publicized in the preliminary conference program, the document that people use to decide if they are want to come to Balisage. Being a part of the preliminary program means you help shape the conference and the attendee interests.
To submit a peer reviewed paper to Balisage 2016 see the Call for Participation.
Proposals for late-breaking slots must be received by June 17, 2016. Selection of late-breaking proposals will be made by the Balisage conference committee, instead of being made in the course of the regular peer-review process.
In order to be considered for inclusion in the final program, your proposal message must supply the following information:
- The name(s) and affiliations of all author(s)/speaker(s)
- The email address of the presenter
- The title of the presentation
- An abstract of 100-150 words
- Disclosure of when and where, if some part of this material has already been presented or published
- An indication as to whether the presenter is comfortable giving a conference presentation and answering questions in English about the material to be presented
- Your assurance that all authors are willing and able to sign the Balisage Non-exclusive Publication Agreement (http://www.balisage.net/BalisagePublicationAgreement.pdf) with respect to the proposed presentation
- Your assurance that the authors will provide a paper (or a short paper summarizing the main points of the paper; or at least your slides or a summary of your slides) for publication in the preliminary conference proceedings on or before July 15, 2016.
In order to be in serious contention for inclusion in the final program, your proposal should be either: a) really late-breaking (it happened in the last month or two), or b) a paper, an extended paper proposal, or a very long abstract with references. Late-breaking slots are few and the competition is fiercer than for peer-reviewed papers. The more we know about your proposal, the better we can appreciate the quality of your submission.
Please feel encouraged to provide any other information that could aid the conference committee as it considers your proposal, such as a detailed outline, samples, code, and/or graphics. We expect to receive far more proposals for late-breaking presentations than we can accept, so it's important that you send enough information to make your proposal convincing and exciting. (This material may be attached to the email message, if appropriate.)
The conference committee reserves the right to make editorial changes in your abstract and/or title for the conference program and publicity.